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'We need more space': Domestic abuse keeps White Earth shelter full
'Rescued dogs, rescuing veterans'; Patriot Assistance Dogs program celebrates five years with reunion, graduation
Locals gather for Lake Park's annual Pumpkin Fest
Snazzier buses for Becker County?
School record falls for second straight home swim meet
Laker boys shutout Green Wave
Laker volleyball wins second straight road game
SOCCER: Laker girls tie at East Grand Forks
COLA to host Homecoming games Thursday
The beauty of God's Grace
'We have so much to celebrate'; At 99 years old, First Lutheran gets a facelift
Mn State colleges, universities wave application fees in October
There's a new pastor in town
Finding God all over this socialist, nonreligious country
Friends & Neighbors
Green awarded by small-business group
Essentia Health Welcomes Licensed Psychologist in Detroit Lakes
Shaping up your business: Biz boot camp set for Oct. 17
Renting a car
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
Maplewood to host Leaf Days this weekend
MN singer-songwriter to give Saturday concert at Holmes
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Duane L. Erickson
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Larry A. Hanson
Ronald R. Aanerud
Genevieve E. Michaelson
Student Republican assaulted prior to debate because she was wearing pro-Trump clothing
Jacob can now rest, parents should not
Thank you for a successful rotary blood screening
Big garbage, big economy
Stop the lies against Eken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
May 26, 2016
What’s with the big deal with the chip?
Customers paying for in-store purchases with credit or debit cards will be doing more “card-dipping” and less “card-swiping” as more...
May 26, 2016 - 5:20am
April 17, 2016
White Earth woman is charged with card fraud
Missy Sue Hanks, 36, of 36521 County Road 21, White Earth has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony financial transaction card fraud and misdemeanor theft. According to court records, on April 4 tribal police officers executed a search warrant on a 2010 Chevy Malibu...
April 17, 2016 - 5:30am
January 16, 2016
Identity thieves steal tax refunds
With another tax season coming up quickly, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota warns taxpayers about tax-related identity theft, which occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax return and claim your refund. Though this type...
January 16, 2016 - 5:20am
October 8, 2015
Building a fraud-free family
A generation ago, most families didn’t think about financial fraud. Today, it can come in many forms – over the phone, through the mail and increasingly, online. It’s an equal opportunity crime that affects consumers of all ages. For the 15th straight year, the Federal Trade...
October 8, 2015 - 5:25am
June 11, 2015
Three charged with fraud in Minnesota National Guard recruiting scheme
ST. PAUL – One former and two current members of the Minnesota National Guard were indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury as part of what prosecutors say was a widespread recruiting kickback scheme that netted tens of millions of dollars in ill-gotten bonuses. Those charged...
June 11, 2015 - 8:58am
May 8, 2015
Local woman is accused of state lottery fraud
Joydell Ann Nealis, 23, of 28212 County Road 26, Detroit Lakes, has been charged in Becker County District Court with state lottery fraud, a felony. According to court records, she is suspected of stealing a roll of 100 Bonus Lucky Lines scratch-off tickets, worth $3 apiece, from...
May 8, 2015 - 5:25am
May 1, 2015
Man sentenced for credit card fraud
Barrett Annick-Zephrys Kringen, 19, of 10848 Eagle Lake Road, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of financial transaction card fraud. According to court records, in December of 2014, he took two credit cards without permission, and used one of...
May 1, 2015 - 5:30am
March 12, 2015
Senior abuse, fraud at tax time
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is asking certified public accountants to be on the lookout for signs of senior financial abuse among their clientele. Rothman urged CPAs preparing tax returns for their senior clients to use their expertise to help spot elder fraud...
March 12, 2015 - 5:55am
March 11, 2015
Social Security child benefits usually end after HS graduation
Q: I am getting ready to retire and have a child starting college next year. Will he be eligible for Social Security from my record? A: Social Security benefits have not been payable to children in college for many years, but he might be eligible for benefits if you retire before...
March 11, 2015 - 5:05am
March 4, 2015
Protect, detect and report Medicare fraud
Healthcare fraud is defined as that which occurs when an individual or organization intentionally deceives others to gain benefit, knowingly or willfully executing or attempting to execute a scheme or ploy to defraud the Medicare system or obtaining information through deception or...
March 4, 2015 - 5:05am
December 18, 2014
House arrest for Frazee woman convicted on card fraud charge
A Frazee woman was sentenced for felony transaction card fraud. Amber Anne Bauer, 20, will spend 30 days on house arrest and pay a $1,000 fine. She was also granted a stay of adjudication, which means if she remains law abiding during her probation, the felony will not go on...
December 18, 2014 - 10:30am
Child care, home health scam bilks state of $4M, prosecutor says
ST. PAUL -- Four people were charged Tuesday in what Ramsey County authorities called a “massive” multimillion-dollar public benefits fraud scheme. The four were accused of falsifying records to obtain public assistance through a home health care business and three child care...
December 18, 2014 - 7:59am
August 20, 2014
Two Minnesota men accused of committing tax fraud while in prison
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two Minnesota men face federal charges alleging that they and other inmates received more than $400,000 in fraudulent tax returns while serving in a state prison. Tanka James Tetzlaff, 39, of Duluth, and Tony Terrell Robinson, 30, of Bayport, each face a count of...
August 20, 2014 - 8:01am
February 15, 2014
DL woman charged with credit card fraud
A warrant was issued for the arrest of a Detroit Lakes woman Monday after she failed to show for her first appearance in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of financial transaction card fraud. Summer Brook Nason, 23, of 1009 Legion Road, Detroit Lakes, is accused of...
February 15, 2014 - 7:00am
December 23, 2013
Lakes Liquor named as source of card fraud
After more than a month of credit and debit card fraud being reported around the Detroit Lakes area, a local business has been named as the source of the compromise. Lakes Liquor, Detroit Lakes’ municipal liquor store, “suffered a compromise in its data system resulting in...
December 23, 2013 - 2:31pm